Tyler Baltierra is ready for the onslaught of social media criticism. Tyler recently announced that he’s ready for his fans to take him to task for the upcoming season of Teen Mom OG, but he told his followers online that he’s only human, so hopefully they’ll refrain from judgment.
“I know I will most likely get a ton of backlash from viewers this season & that’s okay, honestly,” the star remarked. Tyler tweeted the message on the 1st of October, the day of the series midseason premiere.
He added that nothing will ever hold him back from being 100% honest and real; he has to be true to himself, and at the end of the day, that’s all he can really do.
Baltierra tweeted the message along with a clip of Teen Mom OG, showing him becoming upset for his wife, Catelynn Lowell, who has struggled repeatedly with depression and other mental disorders.
In the clip, Tyler’s mother asks him if it’s hard to watch, and Tyler responded, “no it’s repulsing.” He added that something’s wrong with him.
I know I will most likely get a ton of backlash from viewers this season & that’s okay, honestly…it will NEVER hold me back from being 100% real & honest! Loving someone through severe depression/anxiety takes a toll & I’m only one human being that experiences weak moments too https://t.co/R5kl1F0Yoo
— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) October 1, 2018
According to Baltierra, he’s losing his capacity for empathy and sympathy; it’s almost been “sucked dry.” As fans of Tyler know, doctors diagnosed him with bipolar disorder.
Lowell and Tyler have both sought help for mental health issues. Catelynn, 26, in particular, has gone to a facility several times after a few near-breakdowns.
Additionally, Catelynn endured a miscarriage, something they revealed in an episode in February. She said to Us Weekly previously that her anxiety and depression had negative effects on her relationship with Tyler.
Will Tyler or Catelynn watch this season’s episodes? Probably not. The couple admitted at different times that it’s something they live through every day, and they don’t need to re-live it.